If you are searching for online recipes you will find a long list of ingredients and probably you will realize that you can’t make that food today since you don’t have one or few ingredients in the recipe with you. But for more than 70% of cases, you have an option to choose an alternative without affecting the taste or the quality of the end product. But you have to keep in mind that the quality or the taste of the food also depends on the ingredients that you are going to use. Hence you have to identify the characteristics of the particular ingredients that you are going to replace. If your ingredient is the key element in your recipe it is advisable to go for the original one instead of replacing it with some other one. Here you will be able to find the best substitute for almond flour when you used it for your special food recipes.
Possible alternatives for almond flour
Replace 1 Units of almond flour with,
- 1/3 units of coconut flour and 2/3 unit of all-purpose wheat flour with one extra egg.
- 1/2 units of sunflower seeds flour and 1/2 unit of all-purpose wheat flour with one extra egg.
- 2/3 units of oats flour and 1/3 of refined wheat flour
- 1/2 units of quinoa flour and 1/2 units of all-purpose wheat flour with one egg.
- 1 unit of wheat flour.
- 1 unit of pastry wheat flour.
The above list of substitutes for almond flour works for a range of bakery items like muffins, bread, cakes, cupcakes, brownies, pancakes, and etc. Apart from these bakery items, it is possible to use for most of the other foods where almond flour does not play a major role.
Substitute 1 – 1/3 units of coconut flour and 2/3 unit of all-purpose wheat flour with one extra egg.
Coconut flour is the best substitute for almond flour since both of flours have similar characteristics when it comes to the cooking. But coconut flour is somewhat milky than almond flour, so you need to add some wheat flour to compensate the extra effect coming from the coconut flour. It is possible to replace almond flour with coconut flour even almond flour is the critical ingredient in the recipe. You have added some extra eggs in order to maintain the quality of the final product but it is not contributing to the taste. That means, if you are a vegan, you can avoid adding eggs and it will not make much difference for the food that you are going to make.
Substitute 2 – 1/2 units of sunflower seeds flour and 1/2 unit of all-purpose wheat flour with one extra egg.
Sunflower seeds flour is also can be used as an alternative for almond flour since it has similarities to coconut flour and almond flour. But keep this alternative as the second option when you have coconut flour.
Substitute 3 – 2/3 units of oats flour and 1/3 of refined wheat flour.
Oats flour can be used as a substitute for almond flour if almond flour does not play a major role in your recipe. However, most of the times almond flour does not play a major role in bakery products.
Substitute 4,5 & 6
All of these fours have very much similar characteristics to the wheat four. So, there will not be a big difference depending on our choice. You can use this alternative for your recipe only if it does not play a major role in your food.
Substitutes for almond flour when it comes to cosmetics
Since almond meal and almond oil consists of many gentle exfoliation ingredients for use in cosmetic, some people tend to add almond flour for their face-packs. Since different flour has different compositions and different materials, don’t ever use a substitute for almond flour when it comes to cosmetic.